Lose 7lbs/3kg per month! The February edition!

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cricketmum84 Fri 31-Jan-20 19:24:04

Hey all my lovely losers and welcome to the February thread.

Jan thread (part 2) here Lose 7lbs/3kg per month - The January Thread Part 2! http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/weightlosss_chat/3807159-lose-7lbs-3kg-per-month-the-january-thread-part-2

All are welcome to join in whether you are a long-standing poster, newbie, lurker or watcher. All we ask for is the positivity we have seen every month so far.

There's a really lovely mix of people and lots of different diets, methods, recipes, hints and tips and an overwhelming amount on positivity and support from you all!

Looking forward to the first day of February! I'll be back in the morning to post starting stats!

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lboogy Mon 02-Mar-20 20:03:55

I only lost 2.5kg in February. Too many temptations. March weight 76.5. Aiming for 4.5kg this month. I'll be doing calorie counting, running 2-3 times a week plus walking everywhere and walking up the stairs to the 7th floor at work.

Onceuponatimethen Sat 29-Feb-20 23:15:00

And good luck for March

Onceuponatimethen Sat 29-Feb-20 23:14:48

I can’t say what I’ve lost this month because I didn’t weigh near 1 Feb but t must be a few kg as jeans are now v loose and they weren’t before!!

I have weighed and I’m 80 kg (very roughly as scales were mis-behaving) and looking to lose another 3 kg

I was really proud of myself today - so many temptations like kids food left over at a party and I didn’t eat any of it halo Having said that I did have quite a bit of pasta for dinner but dp cooked and I didn’t want to be critical!

Well done for the month to everyone sn good luck for March

riverbat Sat 29-Feb-20 22:17:38

Haven't posted much, but this is February update:
Start weight 86kg (14th January)
4th February 82kg
29th February 79kg
February loss 3kg
Total loss 7kg
Still to lose 12kg then reassess

Aim for March will be 3kg loss

Tryingtwo Sat 29-Feb-20 19:31:17

Hi all, sorry I've been absent but it was a combination of the tooth and being at the beck and call of dd as it was her birthday. Anti-biotics finally kicked in yesterday lunchtime and I am now pain free.
I've caught up with the thread, just as it is winding up, there have been some great losses this month and some lovely NSVs (including a rather backhanded one)
Finished the month at 12st 10.6lbs.

ValentineFizz Sat 29-Feb-20 15:38:27

Hi all, some great losses reporting today. I don't officially weigh until Sunday but needed to do it today to close off February!!

February loss: 6lb
Total loss so far: 13lb
Still to go: original plan would be 1lb - although I think I'm going to revise that now to add another half a stone, as someone posted upthread I don't feel as if I'm suffering so I want to push more and see what I can achieve!

Thank you all ladies, you are keeping me accountable at every step smile

MotherOfDragonite Sat 29-Feb-20 13:15:58

Gosh @cricketmum84 it sounds as if you've had quite a time of it. Lucky for your DD that she has you -- it makes such a difference to have family support and love.

MotherOfDragonite Sat 29-Feb-20 12:50:58

Oops, 12.5lb lost in total. Still very happy with that!

MotherOfDragonite Sat 29-Feb-20 12:44:23

I'm just so so happy with how February has gone. A million thanks for this supportive and encouraging thread!

I won't be weighing in until next Wednesday (so will count that as March) but overall in February have lost 8 lb.

February loss: 8 lb
Total loss so far: 13 lb
Still to go: 59.5 lb!

KOKO smile

cricketmum84 Sat 29-Feb-20 12:38:34

@recklessgran omg we are going through exactly the same thing. She started refusing school a couple of years ago and has managed about 8 music lessons since September. School are trying and have assured us they won't be sending it to the fines stage but IMO they aren't doing enough. DD is year 10 so should be working on GCSEs but has just missed so much work. We are trying to get her into a 14-16 college for this coming September and starting back at the beginning of yr10. The intake is only 80 students a year so hoping she will find that more manageable and they focus on vocational subjects (she wants to be a chef) and apprenticeships with core gcse subjects.

We had an absolutely horrendous year when she was hiding that she was trans which culminated in a paracetamol overdose which was, quite frankly, terrifying. She is so much more settled now though that everyone knows and we just love and support her as much as we possibly can. As someone who didn't do a degree until I was late twenties I know education can go on the back burner sometimes where mental health is involved!!

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recklessgran Sat 29-Feb-20 12:30:30

Quick update. Been to hairdressers. Last lot of sausage rolls in oven. Half the sandwiches made. Phew. Easily going to make it. Pride comes before a fall so lets hope I haven't jinxed myself. Party girl just phoned having a panic pants. I as usual am the queen of calm and I think I unnerved the poor girl despite my reassurance that all is well chez reckless!
Anyway thanks for new Fred @CricketMum84, yes, solidarity sister with our unconventional daughters - I have a couple of those including a school refuser who got no qualifications but ended up as an award winning bank manager. I promise you there is always hope. I can remember getting a phone call from the attendance officer at DD2's school threatening us with court/prison if DD didn't come to school. I said, go ahead - I can't think of anything I'd like more right now than being locked in a cell with a pile of paperbacks. Obviously no idea AT ALL about how stressful it is for mummies to see their children suffering and not being able to get school to understand that it certainly isn't one size fits all when it comes to education. [About which I'm truly passionate BTW] Rant over - sorry for temporarily derailing this lovely thread!]
Well done on all the losses everybody - I'm particularly amazed by all you exercisers and think that I may have managed to hit the target if I actually did some of that. Just too lazy. I don't think I'm going to change.
I hope @stepcat turns up soon. We had a black cat keep turning up here out of the blue and ended up feeding it as it seemed starving. Recklesscat was very unhappy about that so in the end it was Cats Protection League for little black cat. It turned out that in fact she was 18 and had dementia and only lived 5 doors away. Hope it's something like that @Onesmallstep.

JessJonesJumps Sat 29-Feb-20 12:10:58

reckless the cake looks amazing! I hope the cooking this morning goes well, the party is fab and you wow them all in your dress grin

one sending finding wishes for onecat.

Some great losses on here. Well done everyone!

Feb SW: 13.2.6
Feb EW: 12.13.2
Total Loss since Jan2: 8.6lbs
Inches Lost in Feb: 4.5

cricketmum84 Sat 29-Feb-20 12:04:33

March thread is ready to go!

Lose 7lbs/3kg a month - The March Thread http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/weightlosss_chat/3835693-lose-7lbs-3kg-a-month-the-march-thread

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cricketmum84 Sat 29-Feb-20 10:57:00

Morning all. Finally got to sleep about 5 and got up an hour or so ago so I don't feel too bad.

18.4 this morning so a total of 6lbs for the month. Was really hoping for more but I'm feeling kinda confident going into March if I keep up the low carbing.

I really hope puss cat turns up @Onesmallstep67. Our little Elliecat went missing 18 months ago and it's absolute torture not knowing what happened to her. Hopefully she is just hiding in a shed or garage somewhere. If you are on Facebook there's loads of local lost/found pet sites so worth posting on those and also ringing local vets and rescues in case she has been injured and taken in.

Plan for today is a little more relaxed. Leftover Chinese for dinner as I only ate half last night. Really really tempted to have a slice of toast in a little bit! Fruit bowl is empty sad I need to do a shop!

I'll get the March thread up and running in a bit and post the link smile

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Ecci Sat 29-Feb-20 10:51:15

Bit disappointing as yesterday morning I was 189.2 lbs, today I am 190.2, but I did have some pizza and a scone with jam.
Overall loss for February is 4.4 lbs, so I'm 13 st 8.2 lbs today. It's going down gradually but a bit slower than I'd like.
Well done to all you ladies who've also got losses for this month. We are all doing really well.

Onceuponatimethen Sat 29-Feb-20 10:47:50

@Onesmallstep67 I’m really sorry to hear about the cat - this happened to us last summer and she did come back when we knocked on all neighbours doors and asked them to check sheds and garages. Will hope for the same result for you

Onesmallstep67 Sat 29-Feb-20 09:45:28

Morning everyone and well done to everyone for your losses. Some great focus and efforts going on.
I am 15st 3lbs this morning. I am out tonight, it's my birthday tomorrow but I am feeling unpleasantly distracted as one of my cats has been missing a couple of days. Going to have to put a note through doors as there's no way she's just outside somewhere. sad

Ihatesundays Sat 29-Feb-20 08:38:14

Last day and I lost another 0.1kg taking me to 70kg (11stone) I mean why couldn’t it be 69.9kg yet!!
But for the whole month I lost 0.4kg which is a pound basically.
12 weeks or so until I go on holiday. Would very much like to be around 67kg (another 6 pounds) I’m hoping I am now out of plateau and it’s achievable.

@cricketmum84 insomnia is the worst!

recklessgran Sat 29-Feb-20 08:19:01

Morning all - thank you for all the cake comments.First batch of sausage rolls are in the oven.
Most importantly it's the last day of February so just checking in with weight.
February start weight 13st 4lbs
February end weight 12st 12.25lbs
So that's 5.75lbs for February and 19.5lbs down since I started Keto on 30th Dec. I'm really happy with that as I don't feel like I'm suffering.
Aim for March is 12st 7lbs. I've adjusted this slightly in an effort at realism given that it's my birthday next Sunday and we go on holiday on Monday.
Sorry haven't had time to read back but will catch up with you all later once I feel I'm ahead of the game with the buffet.

Onceuponatimethen Sat 29-Feb-20 07:24:58

@cricketmum84 kitten cuddles definitely help! I’m having those too

I couldn’t agree more about shakes, but dp was quite obese when we started this and is at high risk of diabetes due to family history. We are trying to do the diabetes diet from the Newcastle Royal hospital which is going to be rolled out on the nhs in April. That calls for a shakes and veg diet. He does say a real food diet is preferable if you can do it

Egghead68 Sat 29-Feb-20 06:53:53

Hooray @KedsAndTubeSocks!! star

KedsAndTubeSocks Sat 29-Feb-20 06:49:45

Steamed carrots, my days!

SW: 72.3 kg
EW: 69.5 kg
Start waist measurement: didn't take a note, so I'm going to guess 83 cm
End waist measurement 80 cm

Goodness knows how I managed to pull that out of the bag, with 10 days staying with the feeder. I'm absolutely delighted to be in the 60s finally and my BMI is definitely in the healthy range.
Thanks for the support everyone, enjoy the weekend!

Egghead68 Sat 29-Feb-20 06:42:51

@ should be @MotherOfDragonite

Egghead68 Sat 29-Feb-20 06:42:08

Finishing the month on 63.6kg so 0.9kg down in February. I’ll take that, especially given I was on holiday for two weeks.

Sounds like a great thing to commit to @DownUdderer. Hope you are enjoying your relaxed weekend.

Cute kitten @cricketmum84. I hope you got some sleep.

Steamed carrots for supper shows hardcore willpower @

Hope the party goes well @recklessgran.

KOKO everyone!

DownUdderer Sat 29-Feb-20 04:18:28

I walk, I don’t run.

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